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South African Library for the Blind celebrating Mandela day

South African Library for the Blind (SALB) will be out on the streets (High Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South African to be exact) doing their bit for the community for Mandela Day 2017.

The SALB staff will head out at 3pm today and can be found towards the end of High Street (Railway Station side) doing a community clean-up.

“The SALB’s Mandela Day contribution will be in two parts this year, we will be doing this community clean-up today, as well as visit a local charity on Friday this week and we will donate the proceeds of our Annual Book Sale to them”, says Director Francois Hendriks.

The Book Sale was held during the National Arts Festival and was a great success! The Library purchase and obtain books which are transcribed into Braille, or used by their narrators to create Audio books.
These books are no longer used after that, so instead of being left unused on their shelves, the SALB hold an annual book sale, the proceeds of which are used as a SALB Mandela Day project by the SALB.
This year, SALB will be donating the proceeds to Jabez Aids Health Centre in Grahamstown, their chosen Mandela Day charity for 2017, on Friday this week.

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